Prolotherapy, Prolozone & Allograft Injections
Why Prolotherapy, Prolozone, & Allograft Injections?
When ligaments or tendons (connective tissue) are stretched or torn, the joint they are holding destabilizes and can become painful. Prolotherapy, Prolozone & Biologial Allograft Injections can repair the weakened sites, stimulating new collagen tissue production, resulting in permanent stabilization of the joint. A stabilized joint usually results in a decrease or resolution of ongoing pain.
Traditional approaches (surgery) have more risk and may fail to stabilize the joint and relieve pain. While anti-inflammatory or other pain relievers only act temporarily.
Traditional injections used for Prolotherapy are often composed of concentrated dextrose (sugar water) or saline (salt water). In other instances Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Prolozone, or Allograft Injections are used. These injections contain either natural enhancing elements (PRP) from a patient’s own body or blood, or Ozone gas to enhance the treatment process.
The injections are each administered directly to the injury site. Each injection “tricks” the body into repairing itself again. The mild inflammatory response created by the injection encourages growth of new, normal ligament or tendon fibers, resulting in a tightening of the weakened structure.
To eliminate recurring or returning pain, the treatments are repeated allowing a gradual buildup of tissue to restore the original strength to the area (usually every 3 to 6 weeks, depending on the patient).
Typical areas/problems treated by these therapies include: Low back or mid-back pain, neck pain, knee pain, knee meniscal tears, wrist or hand pain, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain (including rotator cuff tears), elbow pain (including golfers or tennis elbow) foot pain (including plantar fasciitis) ankle pain or instability, hypermobility, osteitis pubis, IT band syndrome, piriformis syndrome, temporal mandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), or other musculoskeletal pain or injury.
If you believe Prolotherapy, Prolozone or Biological Allograft Injections could be beneficial to your health or assist with pain you are experiencing, please contact the Valley Wellness Center team for more information.